Barbara Lonzi

Barbara Lonzi
PhD Student


Research Areas

Involved in the development of innovative experimental methodologies for the mechanical characterization of non-conventional materials having regard to dynamics and statics. Research interests include both experimental testing (competence in perform tensile test, biaxial test, creep and stress-relaxation tests, DMA, vibration analysis of light structures, shock measurements) and development of processing algorithms for the analysis of experimental data (image analysis and processing, signal processing, software development, material modeling and simulations). The research activity is mainly performed in collaboration with ASK Industries S.p.A.

Capsule Bio

She graduated in Biomedical Engineering (cum laude) from Università Politecnica delle Marche in 2011 with a thesis entitled “Studio di tendini rotulei di coniglio e degli effetti della membrana di collagene nella riparazione tendinea: analisi meccanica e morfometrica”.

Since 2012, she is a PhD at the DIISM of the Università Politecnica delle Marche.

Within her PhD, she did a 3 months internship in the R&D Test Division of Siemens in Leuven (Belgium), where she organized two jury tests within the FP7 Project eVADER and she developed a new non-contact measurement setup for lightweight structures. At the moment, she is doing a 7 months internship at the Institut für Mechanik der Werkstoffe und Strukturen of the Technische Universität Wien within the context of mechanical and dynamic modeling of hyperelastic materials, as rubber.


  1. Gigante A, Busilacchi A, Lonzi B, Cecconi S, Manzotti S, Renghini C, Giuliani A, Mattioli-Belmonte M. “Purified collagen I oriented membrane for tendon repair: an ex vivo morphological study”. Journal of Orthopaedic Research (2013) 31(5):738-745.
  2. Lonzi B, Martarelli M., Santolini S., Castellini P., Massini P. “Hybrid Dynamic Characterization of Ultra-Light Materials by means of Experimental and Numerical Modal Analysis”. EURODYN 2014: IX International Conference on Structural Dynamics, June 30 – July 2, 2014, Porto, Portugal. (Paper accepted).
  3. Scalise L., Lonzi B., Bernacchia N. “A Camera-based Experimental Method for Mechanical Test on Patellar Tendons”. SEM 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, June 2-5, 2014, Hyatt Regency Greenville, Greenville, SC USA.



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